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US intelligence warns of the threat of mass-casualty attacks in 2021

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Extremists may be spurred on by restrictions in connection with the coronavirus and the attack on the Capitol

The United States intelligence services have declared a constant threat that racially and ethnically motivated radical extremists may launch mass-casualty attacks on civilians.

This is stated in a report prepared jointly by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center, which reports Reuters.

Moreover, it is noted that they may be spurred on by restrictions associated with the coronavirus and the attack on the Capitol.

“This will almost certainly spur some domestic extremists to attempt violence this year,” the report said.

In addition, among the extremists, the so-called militias are distinguished, which can mainly target law enforcement officers, government officials, and objects.

Other categories of domestic extremists of concern have also been reported by the US intelligence services, including animal rights and environmental activists, anti-abortion protesters, anarchists, and people calling themselves sovereign citizens — who “see themselves as free from government power and laws.“.

We will remind you, the White House has warned about the continuing threat of cyberattacks on Microsoft software after the latest hacks of corporate Outlook mail.

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